Why is my end stitch loose?
One reason for loose edge stitches can be that the needle tips are repeatedly pulled too far apart, stretching the yarn between the neighboring stitches. The yarn slack accumulates at the last stitch of the row. Keep your tips close together while knitting.
How do you decrease a stitch at the end of a row in knitting?
Decrease at the end of a row, called “K2tog”.
- Knit till there are 3 stitches remaining on the needle.
- Knit 2 together. ( K2tog)
- Knit the last stitch.
- You have now decreased one stitch.
Why is my cast on row so loose?
This happens when your cast on stitches are too loose. … You may be using two needles or a larger needle to prevent your cast on from being too tight. Try using a smaller needle, until your cast on pleases you.
Should you slip the first stitch when knitting?
First and foremost, unless the instructions indicate otherwise, slipping stitches is always done purlwise. The only way to keep the correct “leg” facing forward in your knitting is to slip the stitch as if to purl, and it doesn’t matter if you are on the right side or the wrong side of your work.
How do you fix common mistakes in knitting?
Solution: To avoid an accidental yarn over, make sure that when you knit a stitch, the yarn is in the back. When you purl a stitch, make sure the yarn is in front. To fix an accidental yarn over, unknit to the mistake and unwrap the yarn over. Continue knitting as usual.